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by pcmag

Published January 13, 2010


This is episode 202 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 201:
Is Google a Monopoly?, Expensive Sex Robot, USB 3.0 in Laptops, Qualcomm Eyes Smartbooks, and more...

What's new in Episode 201

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Editor, GigaOm.com
David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute
Cade Metz, U.S. Editor, The Register

The Topics:
Is Google a Monopoly?

Internet search engine Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said. France's president also wants to tax Google to compensate artists who lose out to digital piracy.

Sex Robot Debuts At Porn Show

Meet Roxxxy, the world's first sex robot, unveiled at CES 2010.

USB 3.0 Debuts in Laptops

New HP and Asus laptops are equipped with USB 3.0. Demonstrations at CES showed it to be far faster than 2.0. Has USB 3.0 arrived?

What Was Seen at CES?

John recaps CES 2010 with this week's guests.

Qualcomm Chips Powering Smartbooks

Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard announced that they are each developing Qualcomm-powered so-called smartbook PCs for release in 2010. They'll run the Android OS. Do these have a future?

Topic links:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20100108/tc_pcworld/presidentsarkozyaddshissupporttofrenchgoogletaxplan_1
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10432597-1.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10428132-64.html?tag=newsLatestHeadlinesArea.0
http://cesweb.org/
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Lenovo-HP-HTC-Team-Up-with-Qualcomm-for-New-Smart-Devices-281025/


Run time 31:28
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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John C. Dvorak

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